The Prince of Songkla University (PSU), established in 1967 as the first university in southern Thailand, is a comprehensive institution of higher learning with five campuses offering various programs of education consistent with the needs of their communities. The university aims to establish excellence in research and teaching, to provide academic services tocommunities, and to take an active role in the preservation of national heritage in arts and culture, especially for those from southern Thailand.
PSU is well-known andadmired as a leading educational institution, not only in Thailand, but acrossthe ASEAN Region. It is one of the nine national research universities, and the 5th quality university in Thailand by Quacquarelli Symonds’ ranking.
The university is committed to upholding the vision and aspiration of creating a sustainable world for all of the global society, and it pursues curriculum reform to integrate moresustainability programs into its postgraduate courses and curricula, as well asto expand its research in the area of sustainable development.
Facing the pressing issues and challenges of the 21st century, PSU has responded by creating new academicvalues, and interdisciplinary and innovative education and research. At PSU we conduct fundamental studies on the very existence of humanity, create new technology, and develop systems and theories to support life and community. Therefore, the university sustains activities that follow PSU’s guiding principle: “Our soul is for the benefit of mankind”, deeply believing that placing “the benefit of mankind” as our first priority, above our own needs, represents the real success of our university.